FESTIVAL Bloomsday Montréal – June 10-16, 2017
Walking tours, films, music, talks and conversations that unpack the ever-popular novels of James Joyce and explore the rich, storied culture of the Irish in Montréal.
“Whitehot passion was in that face, passion silent as the grave, and it had made her his.”
“A warm human plumpness settled down on his brain. His brain yielded. Perfume of embraces all him assailed. With hungered flesh obscurely, he mutely craved to adore.”
“Beside the rivering waters of, hitherandthithering waters of. Night!”
“Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”
“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”
2017 Performers, Storytellers, Authors & Scholars
Reading and storytelling performances, panels, walking tours, live music, meet-the-authors and much more. New this year, events at the 2017 Blue Metropolis Festival.
Take a look at the 2017 program. Registration opens May 1.
Joyce influenced one of Canada’s indigenous writers of current renown. I am referring to Richard Wagamese who sadly passed away in March at the far too early age of 61. Wagamese was not exactly brought up surrounded by books and stimulating teachers of literature. In...read more
Back by popular demand, Festival Bloomsday Montréal will be participating in three events at this year’s Blue Metropolis Festival. Celebrating 19 years of love for all things literary, the festival takes place between April 24 and April 30, 2017 at various locations around Montreal.read more
We are seeking submissions for our Academic Panel on Monday June 12 at Concordia’s School of Canadian Irish Studies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org more
Eleanor moved to Canada with her husband in 1987 after graduating from University College Dublin in Library Studies. But she struggled to find a job when she first arrived in Montreal because of her lack of French.read more
The Found Voice: Writers’ Beginnings by author Denis Sampson uses the means of literary biography and criticism to do something rarely attempted – understand how a key creative period establishes the authoritative voice of a unique artist.read more
On Sunday, March 26, the audience, sitting in the same amphitheatre, viewed a presentation of Science on Stage: Women’s Work, a series of five staged scenes from the works of Colleen Curran and Peggy Curran.read more
Festival Bloomsday Montréal Video & Media
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Blue Metropolis Festival
April 29th, 2017, Hôtel 10, Montréal